Stone barn conversionLangport, Somerset
This small stone barn conversion began with a common issue — that of providing living accommodation for a relative, who wants to live close but independently.
The small stone outbuilding formed part of the main house curtilage. It was close to the family home and used as a log and garden store. The building had never been built for human occupation, so a full scheme of renovation and upgrade of the building was required, including some underpinning, a raft foundation, new roof and redirecting an underground stream. This little barn has been refurbished to a lovely, spacious annexe.
Through careful design and use of space, the roof space houses two double bedrooms and a bathroom, with new dormers overlooking the garden to the south. The open plan kitchen/diner is bright and welcoming with glazed double doors onto a walled courtyard. This space flows through to the sitting room where the new wood burner helps create a very cosy space. The ground floor shower room is discretely accessed off the stairwell so that mobility and independence can be maintained as long as possible.